The whole point of homesteading is to become as self-sufficient as possible. That doesn’t mean you can’t buy products that were made by others, such as tools made in a factory.
For certain items, there’s simply no other choice. That’s why I said, “as self-sufficient as possible.” Meaning, if there’s something you can make on your own, you should.
This article from Homestead Dreamer lists 7 primitive tools that anyone can learn to make. Better yet, he includes videos that walk you through the process.
The tools include things like wooden spoons, hoko knives, and stone hammers. Anyone striving to live completely off the grid will enjoy these projects. Follow the link below to check it out.